July 2020 Healthy News from Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Groton chiropractic spinal manipulation helps post-surgical continued back pain patients discover relief of their pain despite fusion.  

DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY

Spinal fusion surgery. It is a big surgery, often quite welcome by Groton back pain sufferers wanting pain relief. For those whose pain persists in spite of the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope still exists with chiropractic care. Two recent research papers presented the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One article reviewed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who cared for these patients. Many furnished healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors stated that they incorporated spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients got maximum treatment benefit in 12 or less chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient who underwent 12 sessions of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, exhibited an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper reported that, though diversified manipulation was performed for the majority of back pain conditions, flexion distraction was delivered prominently for treatment of lumbar disc syndrome with radiculopathy and lumbar stenosis. (3) Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation continues to be chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that require a more gentle and effective treatment approach. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office chooses to use it for relief of Groton back pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Michael Johnson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Groton chiropractic care of osteoporosis often comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

Groton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: 
Groton OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

Numerous issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Recent research points out a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in women with osteoporosis who are postmenopausal. Low BMD was accompanied by lower levels of B12, vitamin D, bone formation markers, and folate. Higher levels of homocysteine, inflammation, bone resorption markers, and presence of C677T polymorphism were associated with low BMD. Homocysteine production is a risk factor for inflammatory disease. It is controlled by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as contributing factors. (4) With this knowledge, we can talk about these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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Schedule your next Groton chiropractic appointment now with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Whether back pain after lumbar fusion surgery or osteoporosis or inflammation bother you, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is here for you!

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